Education and training

National Women in Engineering Day

Today, 23 June is National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) - an International campaign to raise awareness  of women in engineering. National Women in Engineering Day was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. Their aim being to …

E-learning saves lives in Sierre Leone

An international crisis requires information to be created quickly, amended quickly and communicated instantly to a multilingual audience. E-learning is able to reinforce classroom content with ‘flipped learning’, providing interactive and video content in advance of classroom training, leading to …

Preparing for Reality of the Battlefield with latest in Virtual Reality

Virtual reality technology is no longer a futuristic concept, as the UK government invests in making a more realistic training experience for frontline soldiers. Plextek Consulting has been working with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to create an …

Demonstrating a united effort to combat Ebola

The recent Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI) exhibition in London featured a Medical Innovation Zone - supported by Defence Medical Services and the Surgeon General - demonstrating the latest advances in clinical care – from point of injury …

AWE scientist speaks about his life in lasers

Working with leading physicists in the UK, AWE scientist Colin Danson has been instrumental in the design, construction and operation of large‐scale laser facilities for over 30 years. He helped to pioneer the development of ultra‐high intensity lasers establishing world‐leading …